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Museum, free entry

Mental Health Museum

Mental Health Museum

Address

Fieldhead Hospital,
Ouchthorpe Lane,
WF1 3SP

Details

Ever wondered what mental health care was like in the 19th century? Now you can find out at The Mental Health Museum.

Run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, this unique museum houses a remarkable collection of mental health related objects spanning the history of health care from the early 19th century through to the present day.

The museum was previously known as the Stephen G Beaumont Museum that focused on the history and architecture of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum which was to be later known as Stanley Royd Hospital.

The museum has since grown its collection of historic mental health objects and is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Monday and Tuesday are reserved for large group bookings and educational tours, please book in advance.

Opening details

The museum is open by appointment only on Fridays. Please ring 01924 316285 to book an appointment to view the museum.

Prices

Free entry

The museum is free to visit; however, a suggested a donation of £2 to the Mental Health Museum charity is kindly appreciated to support their mission and activities.

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Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 336226  Lat: 53.69877 Long: -1.49217

By Road:
The museum is located on the Fieldhead site. If you are visiting us by car there are limited car parking spaces available.

By Public Transport:
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station